Jointly with Universidad Latina de Costa Rica, ICDS offers the opportunity to build your own semester according to your interests. This program will help you acquire in-depth knowledge on sustainable development through a variety of courses on sustainability, the environment, and human rights. The program includes a service-learning core course with two weekly sessions of community work, as well as a trip to a neighboring country for contrast purposes.
- Community Engagement and Sustainable Human Development: A Service-learning Course
- Spanish Language
* Elective courses:
- Current Environmental Issues in Latin America
- Rural and Urban Sustainable Development: Global and Local Perspectives
- Sustainable Tourism and Local Development
- Development in Latin America from a Gender Perspective
- Human Rights in Latin America: A Critical Approach
- Democracy in Central America: An Ongoing Question
- Latin America: A Mirror of Reality Through Film
- Literatura Centroamericana (Taught In Spanish)
*Courses for which less than six (6) students sign up will not be opened. In that case, interested students will be given the option to select a different course.
Dates• Spring session: Mid January-Mid April • Fall session: Late August- November *
- Minimum 2.75 GPA
- Completion of basic level(s) of college Spanish or equivalent